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Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital (pronounced: mass-uh-choo-sits jen-er-uhl hos-pi-tl), often abbreviated as MGH, is a prominent hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest and largest hospitals in the United States and is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country.


The name "Massachusetts General Hospital" is derived from its location in the state of Massachusetts, and its status as a general hospital, meaning it provides a wide range of services and is not limited to a specific medical specialty.


Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. It was established with the goal of providing care to the sick and injured citizens of Boston and the surrounding community.


Massachusetts General Hospital offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine, and pediatrics. It is also a leading center for medical research and education, with a strong affiliation with Harvard Medical School.

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